John Kevin Mejia Tud and Maria Beatriz Fojas were married in August 17, 2020 at the Manila Cathedral after three failed attempts at booking a reception venue and forfeited reservation fees. However through their year-long journey to the altar, Kevin and Bea realized what was truly essential for starting their married life. "We were reminded about the most important things. In your life, there are people who will love and support you always, no matter the situation."
Because Bea's family is based in Cavite, the couple was able to hold their wedding preps by the sea. They took family photos before heading off to Manila for their ceremony sans most of their immediate family as only a limited number is allowed inside the church. Kevin and Bea walked around Intramuros for their potraits and though they had no reception planned anymore, their workmates surprised them with a simple celebration at the office. Kevin says, "My best man, our ninong and ninang, and my brothers really made us understand that it wasn't about the guests or anything superficial, it was about celebrating our love in front of God."
Scroll below to see more of Kevin and Bea's wedding photos and what they have to say about their big day in their own words!
The Dream Team
Photographer: Dominic Ureta, LK Doble and Wedgie Baluyot of Nikko Ureta | Rings: Anza Studios | Food: Casa Ibarra (Post Wedding) & Jolly's (wedding preps) | Makeup: Jesse Lloyd | Hairstylist: Michael Mia of Glamformation by Jesse | Bridal robe, wedding dress, and groom's suit: Tatah Galias | Location: Preps: La Playa Beach Resort | Ceremony: The Manila Cathedral | Supplier of Moral Support: Runt Collective
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Photos courtesy of Nikko Ureta and Bea Tud